The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Paul Galdone

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Overview


The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899190358
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/15/1981
Series: Paul Galdone Classics Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 31,791
Product dimensions: 8.81(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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"The large, lively, double-page spreads are sure to win a responsive audience at story hour."—School Library Journal

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
wondering More than 1 year ago
I loved this story as a child and am so glad it is available as an ebook for future generations!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lettering is so tiny as to be almost unreadable on the Nook screen. B&N should know better than simply to reproduce printed pages from large books when they know how small the print will be on the Nook screen. And there's no way to know how tiny the letters will be before buying the book! I want my money back!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, clever book. Kept me entertained for years as a young child. My daughter loved it when she was young. Still a favorite for the young ones in our family. This is one of those stories that withstands the test of time. Any child that loves animals will like this.
fonsecaelib530A on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Galdone, P. (2001). The three Billy Goats Gruff. New York: Clarion Books.Preschool through Grade 2Three Billy Goats live in a valley with very little grass. Across the river and over the bridge, there is enough grass to fatten up the three Billy Goats. If they want to enjoy the grass and daisies that row on the meadows, they must cross the bridge. Under the bridge lives a mean and ugly troll. The first Billy Goat tries to cross the bridge, but the troll threatens to eat him. The Goat urges the troll to wait for the second, much bigger Billy Goat. The troll allows the Goat to move on. When the second Billy Goat tried to cross the bridge, the troll once again threatens to eat him. The second goat convinces the troll to wait for the third, much bigger Billy Goat. The third Billy Goat, the biggest of them all, is so heave that the bridge croaks under him. When the troll threatens to eat him, he charges him with his horns, tramples the troll, and tosses him over the bridge. All three Billy Goats make it to the other side where they indulge in grass and daisies.Based on a Norwegian folktale, The three Billy Goats Gruff relies on repetition to build the story. In this cumulative tale, the same action¿the goats crossing the bridge; the troll threatening to eat them; the wait for the bigger goat¿takes readers to the climax. The mean troll is defeated by the goats¿ wit; by convincing him to wait for the next way, each goat makes his way to the other side safely and with a minimum of effort. The use of repeating lines and onomatopoeia makes of The three Billy Goats Gruff a great read-aloud. Illustrations are colorful and help with characterization, especially with the troll and his will, tangled hair, big, blue nose, and uneven rotten teeth. Smaller children will enjoy the double-page spreads that give the impression that the goats are looking straight at the audience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have used this in my reading instruction with struggling first and second graders as well as advanced kindergarten groups....always "can we read it again?"requests....
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Don't buy this book. There is a problem with the download, you wouldn't be able to view it.
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